Saturday, May 21, 2022

Rowland Rebello: King of jive

When the jive, then the twist a little later, first hit Kenya, most Goan parents showered holy water on their children and blessed them not to do the devil's dance. Most Europeans, especially the women, Seychellois and Mauritians had no such fears. Myra Gontier was the queen, Dickie Burke who passed away recently was another great as was Madeleine Stokes. Amongst the Goans, Neves Vaz and Joe Martins, Cyril Tavares stood out (there may have been others but age has dimmed that, please let me know if you can think of any). However, the king of them was a friend of ours: Rowland Rebello. He was simply stunning for a very long time. Who was your favourite?

Pictured here are some of his moves:







Rowland with the then Esmenia D'Costa and a certain MC at the RGI 75th anniversary celebration concert.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

KENYA HISTORY MEMORABILIA PHOTOGRAPHS Part 2

 This invaluable collection of photos was sent to me by David Mungai. He says it is “for the acknowledgement of Kenyan History, the celebration of Kenyan History, and the preservation of Kenyan History.” PART II











































Rowland Rebello: King of jive

When the jive, then the twist a little later, first hit Kenya, most Goan parents showered holy water on their children and blessed them not ...